Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’m the owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located in Barrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’s a myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historic fact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fathers were the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that the court would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after the children anyway. It was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays, both mothers and fathers usually participate.
In the care giving and in earning the income for the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharing regime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children, he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strong argument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsible for the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want and deserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years to resolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’s a custody battle between their parents. As.
A result we prefer to help our clients negotiate a settlement. One of the best processes to do that is called collaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and they work with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issues that they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keeps the power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helps prevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumps up. And if you’d like to learn more information.
Or have one of our lawyers help you with your custody issues, please go to our website which is GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultations with one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help you too. Thank you.
How Do I Ask The Court To Get More Time With My Child Child Custody Expert David Pisarra Explains
Hey Guys, David Pisarra here with MensFamilyLaw . do you want to know how to ge tore time with your kids? What’s the procedure you go through in court? let me answer that fore you? The basic rule is this, there has to be some change in circumstance between the prior court order or the prior situation and the current situation. Something has to change to give a judge a reason to modify the current custody and visitation plan. That reason can be something along the lines of the child’s changing schools and maybe they’re now closer to where you live, that can be something along the lines of you got a new job and your hours have changed in such a way that now you’re available to pick up your child every afternoon from school.
And spend the afternoon with them. It can be something along the lines of one of you has either become an addict, drug addict or alcoholic or has cured you drug or alcohol problem. the way that this is going to happen is you’re going to file what’s called a Request for Order in the Request for order you’re going to explain to the judge what’s changed and what you want to have in terms of new visitation or new custody schedule. Part of that is going to be a declaration. A declaration is just a letter to the judge under penalty of perjury that says I believe the following to be true and you lay out all the reasons why you should have a new custodial plan. If you’re going to modify child support as.
Part of this, which frequently happens because as the child custody switches now there’s going to be a modification of the child support either that you pay or that you receive, you must fill out the FL150 which is the INcome and Expense declaration, along with your most current pay stubs for the last three months. If you do that a judge can change custody and visitation and they can modify the amount of child support you pay. I hope that helps you, feel free to give me a call i you’ve got more questions, please check out the website and remember, a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake will get you through just about everything. Take care.